Cryotherapy chamber

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Cryotherapy chamber (Vacuactivus)

Cryotherapy chamber is an individual, tube-shaped device to provide cryotherapy for human body.[1] This is a type of low-temperature treatment used to reduce inflammation and painful effects.[2][3]

History[change | change source]

In the late 1970s the cryotherapy chamber was developed by Japanese scientist Toshima Yamaguchi.[4][5]

In the 1980s and 1990s it was introduced to Europe and USA.[6][7][8]

Main uses[change | change source]

Cryotherapy may reduce pain, help with mental disorders, support exercise recovery performance and improves joint function. Cryotherapy chambers are a part of sports rehabilitation and wellness.[9][10] Among main uses are:

References[change | change source]

  1. Bouzigon, Romain; Grappe, Frederic; Ravier, Gilles; Dugue, Benoit (2016-10-01). "Whole- and partial-body cryostimulation/cryotherapy: Current technologies and practical applications". Journal of Thermal Biology. 61: 67–81. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.08.009. ISSN 0306-4565. PMID 27712663.
  2. Lombardi, Giovanni; Ziemann, Ewa; Banfi, Giuseppe (2017-05-02). "Whole-Body Cryotherapy in Athletes: From Therapy to Stimulation. An Updated Review of the Literature". Frontiers in Physiology. 8: 258. doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00258. ISSN 1664-042X. PMC 5411446. PMID 28512432.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "CryoStar LIQUID NITROGEN-BASED CRYOTHERAPY CHAMBERS | VACUACTIVUS cryotherapy chambers and weight loss machines". 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
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  5. "Why are people freezing their bodies?". theweek.com. 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  6. Romuk E, Skrzep-Poloczek B, Wiśniowska B, Owczarek AJ, Choręza P, Sieroń A, Birkner E, Stygar D Biomed Res Int, 2019:2065346, 15 May 2019 Cited by: 1 article | PMID: 31223612 | PMCID: PMC6541937
  7. The effect of cryotherapy on total antioxidative capacity in patients with active seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. Hirvonen H, Kautiainen H, Moilanen E, Mikkelsson M, Leirisalo-Repo M Rheumatol Int, 37(9):1481–1487, 11 Jul 2017 Cited by: 6 articles | PMID: 28698947
  8. Costello, Joseph T.; Baker, Philip Ra; Minett, Geoffrey M.; Bieuzen, Francois; Stewart, Ian B.; Bleakley, Chris (18 September 2015). "Whole-body cryotherapy (extreme cold air exposure) for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise in adults"(PDF). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 9 (9): CD010789. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010789.pub2. PMID 26383887.
  9. Zalewski, Pawel; Bitner, Anna; Słomko, Joanna; Szrajda, Justyna; Klawe, Jacek J.; Tafil-Klawe, Malgorzata; Newton, Julia L. (October 2014). "Whole-body cryostimulation increases parasympathetic outflow and decreases core body temperature". Journal of Thermal Biology. 45: 75–80. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2014.08.001. ISSN 0306-4565. PMID 25436954.
  10. Hausswirth, Christophe; Schaal, Karine; Le Meur, Yann; Bieuzen, François; Filliard, Jean-Robert; Volondat, Marielle; Louis, Julien (2013-08-22). "Parasympathetic Activity and Blood Catecholamine Responses Following a Single Partial-Body Cryostimulation and a Whole-Body Cryostimulation". PLOS ONE. 8 (8): e72658. Bibcode:2013PLoSO...872658H. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072658. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 3749989. PMID 23991134.
  11. Miller, Elżbieta; Mrowicka, Małgorzata; Malinowska, Katarzyna; Mrowicki, Jerzy; Saluk-Juszczak, Joanna; Kędziora, Józef (April 2011). "Effects of whole-body cryotherapy on a total antioxidative status and activities of antioxidative enzymes in blood of depressive multiple sclerosis patients". The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry: The Official Journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry. 12 (3): 223–227. doi:10.3109/15622975.2010.518626. ISSN 1814-1412. PMID 21083503. S2CID 11064574.
  12. Klimenko, Taras; Ahvenainen, Siru; Karvonen, Seija-Liisa (June 2008). "Whole-body cryotherapy in atopic dermatitis". Archives of Dermatology. 144 (6): 806–808. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.6.806. ISSN 1538-3652. PMID 18559779.
  13. Lubkowska, Anna; Szyguła, Zbigniew; Chlubek, Dariusz; Banfi, Giuseppe (September 2011). "The effect of prolonged whole-body cryostimulation treatment with different amounts of sessions on chosen pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines levels in healthy men". Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation. 71 (5): 419–425. doi:10.3109/00365513.2011.580859. ISSN 1502-7686. PMID 21574854. S2CID 37200856.